We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Coiba Island National Park

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Magical place!

It is of the most important national parks of the region. If you go to Coiba you will see whales... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Panama City, Panama
via mobile
Best dive experience

This year I decided to try diving for first time and I'm pretty sure I went to the best place in... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2018
Rosa Iveth V
via mobile
Read all 157 reviews
All photos (178)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“santa catalina”(25 reviews)
“boat ride”(8 reviews)
“unique place”(2 reviews)
Isla de Coiba, Panama
+507 998-4271
Improve This Listing
Reviews (157)
Filter reviews
91 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews santa catalina boat ride unique place small cruise nature lovers pacific coast clear water central america whales diving beaches paradise island panama fishes spots residents
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 91 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

It is of the most important national parks of the region. If you go to Coiba you will see whales, sharks, turtles, dolphins and all size and color fishes! A unique place for diving and snorkel! The clear water and the small beaches will make...More

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank pvollert
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

This year I decided to try diving for first time and I'm pretty sure I went to the best place in Panamá for do it (My post is about Coiba, you can choose any agency there and if you want to know the one which...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank Rosa Iveth V
Reviewed 29 November 2017

If you love the life & the nature and stay in Panama, it is a must to visit Cohiba island. Here in Cohiba island you try the wild natural paradise. White sands and crystalline waters. Especially place with tropical plants, birds and animals specific to...More

Date of experience: May 2017
5  Thank CorinaTudoroiu
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped here in a small cruise. The snorkeling is excellent and great visibility. We took skiff tours around and saw lots of birds of many varieties. Hiking we spotted howler monkeys, turtles, and lots of varieties of birds.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank msa23_2000
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Coiba is a beautiful nature reserve. We went snorkeling and saw so many different fish, turtles, whales, dolphins. Amazing. But we didn' t get to see Coiba Island. The 20 dollars we had to pay for entering the park weren' t payed there but were...More

Date of experience: July 2017
8  Thank reny v
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nifhts at the ANAM ranger stations on the island. You can book by phoning and speaking in spanish, or we had help from Panama dive centre. Its $20 per night for a bed in a 6-bed dorm with AC. No sheets,...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Larissa R
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I've visited Panama 5 times now and this was the second time I was out on a boat tour to island. Every visitor should experience this, you see all sorts of wild life. We saw dolphins jumping out of the water, numerous sea turtles, snorkelled...More

Date of experience: April 2017
6  Thank travelbylocalizer
Reviewed 1 March 2017

The trip costs around 70 dollars, which might seem like a lot but trust me it's worth it! When you go to santa catalina you can book a daytrip to the national park of Coiba (50 dollars for the trip and lunch, 20 dollars entrance...More

Date of experience: February 2017
9  Thank Alexander V
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We stayed 4 nights at "La Bueno Vida" to visit this difficult to access Unesco site. Having to choose among Santa Catalina's many tour operators, our hotel manager recommended "Watching Dolphin", 100 meters down the road, as they specialized in snorkeling/hiking tours of the park....More

Date of experience: February 2017
18  Thank Gene R J
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Very good experience with the Cebaco Bay sport fishing Team at coiba island .. We catch some fish there like Yellow Fin tuna, amberjack and Dorado.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Oscar R
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Santa Catalina Inn
37 reviews
34.32 miles away
Hotel Santa Catalina
570 reviews
34.58 miles away
Hotel Hibiscus Garden
208 reviews
37.88 miles away
Show Pony Beach Resort
26 reviews
41.27 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
La Vieja Panaderia
262 reviews
34.37 miles away
Las Lajas Beach Resort Restaurant & Bar
107 reviews
42.28 miles away
La Isleta Restaurant
63 reviews
42.96 miles away
Naturalmente Restaurante Mediterraneo
188 reviews
46.66 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 5 nearby attractions
Albergue Morro Negrito
26 reviews
31.07 miles away
Panama Dive Center
519 reviews
34.27 miles away
Cocaleca Tours
26 reviews
40.45 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Larissa R
20 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Larissa R |
They only speak spanish. Booked with help from the wonderful people at Panama dive centre. $20 a night for a dorm bed with ac. No sheets. Kitchen was not really offwred for guests, i reccomend bringing prepared food/ non... More